Table of Contents
1. What To Bring To GRE Testing Centers?
1.1 What Are The Qualifications For A Legitimate ID?
2. A Small Checklist For Your GRE Exam Day At Home

What To Bring To GRE Testing Centers?

When your GRE exam day is here to come, whether computer-based or paper-based, you must carry one thing with you to the GRE exam center. Valid identification is required for all GRE exam centers. You will be unable to take your exam if you do not have this.

What Are The Qualifications For A Legitimate ID?

  • The name on your ID must be the same as the name you used to register for the GRE testing centers, with no spaces, accents, or apostrophes.
  • Your ID must have a recognized photograph of yourself as well as your signature.
  • The identification must be original and not a photocopy.
  • It must be current, i.e. it must not have expired.
  • In general, a government-issued ID is required; student IDs, credit cards, and other forms of identification are not allowed. The precise forms of identification accepted differ per country.
  • If you do not have a single piece of ID that fits all of the criteria, you may be able to satisfy the ID requirements with a supplemental form of ID. However, the last name on your primary ID must match the name you used when you registered for the GRE testing centers (excluding accents). Supplementary forms of identification cannot be used to resolve name conflicts between your primary ID and your test registration record.
  • Bring as many types of identification to GRE centers as you possibly can. Thus, if your primary ID becomes invalid, you can still take your test.

A Small Checklist For Your GRE Exam Day At Home

  • Execute a final ProctorU Technology Check and correct any problems before attempting to check in for your test. All issues must be resolved prior to your scheduled appointment time.
  • Close any browsers or programs that are not required for the exam. This can help you avoid bandwidth concerns when testing.
  • Check that no other internet-connected devices in your home are running.
  • Collect all of the resources you’ll need for your test session. (All other contents are not permitted.)
  • Passport
  • Note-taking devices that can be erased in front of the proctor, such as a whiteboard or plastic transparency sheet
  • Check-in via cellphone or hand-held mirror
  • Make sure your testing area meets all environmental criteria, such as being calm and well-lit.
  • The table and surrounding area are free of clutter.
  • Your table and chair are positioned such that the proctor can see the door to the room.
  • Make sure you’re dressed suitably and that the proctor can see your ears and face. Wearing jewelry or other accessories is not recommended.

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